Over the Easter weekend, Eugene wrote a special article sharing some thoughts he had about Easter. Eugene thought most of the BTJ audience would be in agreement that the event celebrated for Easter was not controversial. However, this does not appear to be a universal truth.
Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but some Christians don’t like the celebration of Easter because of pagan influences. The pagan festival of Easter was celebrated in ancient times to celebrate the return of spring. The Christian church adopted this tradition, and so Easter became a Christian holiday.
The pagan origins of Easter are not the only reason why some Christians don’t celebrate it. Some believers don’t like the celebration of Easter because they believe that Jesus was not resurrected on a Sunday. There are also those who argue that celebrating Easter is an act of idolatry, because it involves worshipping the goddess, Eostre.
Unfortunately though, there are many times where Easter is one of only 2 times a year some people will attend church: Christmas and Easter. The truth is, the day of the resurrection changed history forever. So, let’s learn of ways we can find to redeem this day with the discussion in the latest podcast, which you can find below.